Climb the Lighthouse and Visit the Exhibition at the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most Southerly Point Perched on the edge of a 260 ft high cliff, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse sits on the edge of Southern Scotland. It was built by Robert Stevenson, with work commencing in 1828 and taking two years to complete. The light, which stands 99 m above sea level, was first lit on the 26th March 1830. The light remains operational today. The former engine room is where the lighthouse exhibition is housed, where you can learn how lighthouses used to operate before automation and electricity. There are numerous artefacts on display, including three Kelvin Diesel 44 HP engines (circa 1955) which were used to provide air for the fog horn. The exhibition also has details of all previous lighthouse keepers who worked at the Mull of Galloway. If your interest is with lighthouses, or you just want to know what it was like, then a visit to the exhibition is a must. Climb the 115 steps to the top of the lighthouse and receive your certificate of achievement to show all your friends. The views are amazing. Lighthouse tours are by guided tour and are by kind permission of Northern Lighthouse Board. Climb the lighthouse and visit the exhibition - please check our website before your visit to find out the days we are open and the opening times.
ADMISSION CHARGES Exhibition only Adult £2.50 Child under 14 years £1.00 Tower only Adult £2.50 child £1.00 Both Exhibition and Tower Adult £4.00 Child £1.50 Children 5 years and under are free. Family tickets are available. (Please note there may be occasions when the tower, due to operational reasons, is closed to the public during the above times.)
The Mull of Galloway Experience - 4 Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction
- Climb the lighthouse and visit the exhibition.
- Enjoy coffee and cakes in Gallie Craig Coffee House.
- Visit RSPB Scotland in the Visitor Centre and walk around Scotland's most Southerly Nature Reserve.
An overview of what the area has to offer can be found on